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CPD Journalism Fellow Austin Maddox explores the intersection of digital storytelling and a hallmark of public diplomacy: soft power.

How U.S. jazz ambassadors harnessed the power of music to connect with the citizens of the Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic.

Read this re-post from Foreign Policy, where Ambassador Nina Hachigian examines how urban centers can take international relations into their own hands. 

Plus Ҫa Change? While the successful protests of President Bouteflika communicates transformation in Algeria, this message does not fully reflect reality. 

How has propaganda changed over time? Public diplomacy's lead historian dialogues with a student to explore.

What's in a name? Shared values and mutual understanding, despite being worlds apart.

Collaboration between state and non-state actors is necessary to finally conquer malaria.  

Tara Ornstein writes that triumphant messages about people who overcame tuberculosis is effective global health diplomacy.

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